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Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Message Board

  • A couple of weeks ago, when I posted a "Yea,
    we're up again" post, someone gave me a hard time for
    wanting my favorite stock to go up (andupandupandup).
    Since we are all net buyers, why not hope for the stock
    to go down so we can buy more?

    Darn it, I
    should have put a stop loss at 2790. Then maybe I would
    have been able to buy another share with my gains.
    However, since I didn't, I am still waiting here
    contentedly to see what else happens, because I put all my
    money in BRKB and can't go out and buy more at this
    point. But low and behold, here is a poster pissed off
    because he lost on margin. So ok folks, how can we
    rectify these divergent opinions. Do we want the stock to
    go UP or do we want the stock to go DOWN? Any votes?

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    • >> The point is at some future time the 'A'
      shares are just
      >> going to be unnatainable to
      anyone but the very rich.

      >> So it seems
      possible that at some future point a 'C'
      >>
      looks like it might be needed.

      >> Any
      thoughts on this possibility.?

      Tasty, with all due
      respect (I mean this), you seem to be a bit hung up on
      the possibility of 'C' shares.

      WEB & co are
      pretty practical people; witness the issuance of the 'B'
      shares in the first place. No doubt when market
      conditions warrant, they will consider the issuance of 'C'
      shares or announce a stock dividend of some sort or do
      something even more unexpected.

      I see no percentage
      in trying to second-guess WEB on this or any other
      matter. Although (again with all due respect) I agree
      it's fun to TRY.

      Cheers

      infernal

    • "Any one know where you can get historical quotes
      going back this far?"

      My in-laws have my "The
      Buffet Way", but there you will find the purchase price
      and date of Berkshire which will give you the
      historical data you are looking for.

    • Whichever one it is...I will take
      it.!!!!

      Either way, it is a fantastic average return.

      The
      point is at some future time the 'A' shares are just
      going to be unnatainable to anyone but the very
      rich.

      So it seems possible that at some future point a 'C'
      looks like it might be needed.

      Any thoughts on
      this possibility.?

      May the WEB be with
      you.....T.C.

    • UP UP UP

      Greg

    • >> So ok folks, how can we rectify these
      divergent
      >> opinions. Do we want the stock to go
      UP or do we
      >> want the stock to go DOWN?
      Any votes?

      I would sure like to see GRN go
      down, personally.

      BRK goes up and down (you'll
      know this if you've had it long enough) but the trend
      is up (so far). So temporary downs are a Good
      Thing.

      Cheers

      - infernal

    • ... people are unloading BRKA/BRKB and buying GRN?

      Notice the difference in volumes traded concerning these issues.

      I think institutions are selling off GRNs as BRK holders are buying.

      • 2 Replies to pgmrx
      • do you think .. people are unloading BRKA/BRKB
        and buying GRN?

        Notice the difference in
        volumes traded concerning these issues.

        I think
        institutions are selling off GRNs as BRK holders are buying.


        -------

        I just took a look at www.bigcharts.com and saw the
        short interest on brk.b -- kinda interesting. It's
        quite interesting too that today's volume in brk.b is
        just under 10x grn's volume. More than coincidence?
        It's very plausible that it's institutions are
        shorting brk.a and buying grn at the same time. They have
        the juice to do it (unless we have George Soros
        lurking here on this board, probably most of us can't
        swing too many trades like
        this).

        Cheers

        - infernal

        looks like I won't get my wish
        for grn going down, given the probable convergence
        between grn & brk.b...

      • ...I left out that the BRKs must be rom IRA/401k
        accounts.

        By the time the sale is finalized, One BRKA will
        equal 30 BRKBs and one BRKB will equal .105 GRN. The
        gap will have narrowed, then watch for a BRK price
        spike upwards. Just an opinion.

 
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